Management Team
Board Members
Medical Advisory Board (you are here)

The medical advisory board meets regularly and discusses further advances in our products as well as tests and so forth. Below are their short bios with links to additional material.

Carl V. Crawford Jr, MD Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Carl Crawford
Dr. Crawford is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.  His work as Internist focuses on gastroenterology (digestive).

He received his MD in 2001 from Yale University School of Medicine and completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship in Genetics and Molecular Biology in 1999.

He subsequently completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine in 2004 at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He spent the following year studying the effects of dietary components in cancer prevention under support from the NIH.

For Dr Crawford’s publications click here: Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. James East MD(Res) FRCP

Dr. James East MD(Res) FRCP
Dr. James East MD(Res) FRCP is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, based at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

He is Clinical Lead for Endoscopy and Clinical Director of Bowel Cancer Screening Oxfordshire.

He trained in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London, with a research fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital leading to an MD from Imperial College.

He received the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Hopkins Prize on the basis of this work. His research interests include quality in endoscopy, serrated polyps, endoscopy in IBD, and advanced endoscopic imaging and therapy.

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Jeffrey W. Milsom, MD NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Jeffrey W. Milsom
Jeffrey Milsom, MD, FACS, is the Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Jerome J. Decosse, MD Professor of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Milsom is also Executive Director of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell’s Center for Advanced Digestive Care.

Dr. Milsom is an internationally renowned pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and state-of-the-art laparoscopic technologies for colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. Milsom has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly as one of “America’s Top Doctors,” by New York Magazine as one of New York’s “Best Doctors,” and as a “New York SuperDoctor”, an honor accorded just 5% of all New York physicians.

For Dr. Milsom’s publications, click here: PubMed.
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Kiyokazu Nakajima, Osaka University

Dr. Kiyokazu Nakajima

Kiyokazu Nakajima, MD, Ph.D., FACS, is the Chief Investigator Division of Next Generation Endoscopic Intervention  (Project ENGINE) Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics at Osaka University and Specially Appointed Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Osaka University.

Dr. Nakajima is one of the nation’s leading experts in minimally invasive surgery, especially for inflammatory bowel diseases, functional GI diseases, and GI stromal tumors. In 2008, he was recognized as performing Japan’s first human Natural Orifice.

Dr. Milsom is an internationally renowned pioneer in minimally invasive surgery and state-of-the-art laparoscopic technologies for colorectal cancer and holds > 70 patents, > 15 prototype devices (including 3 pending approvals). 7 of his ideas have been successfully and profitably commercialized.

His newly developed system that enables “steady pressure automatically controlled endoscopy” (SPACE) in the GI tract, is now going through its initial clinical trials.

He has recently received a special award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan for developing innovative endoscopic devices.

For Dr. Nakajima’s publications, click here: PubMed.

Gerd Silberhumer, MD Associate Prof. Medical Univ. of Vienna

Gerd Silberhumer, MD Associate Prof. Medical Univ. of Vienna
Dr. Silberhumer is Associate Professor of General Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna.

His specialties are colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, minimal invasive surgery and transplant surgery.

Previously he held a 2-year „Colorectal Fellowship“-position at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City.

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